News tagged with plant protein

Bacteria tend leafcutter ants' gardens

( -- Leafcutter ants, the tiny red dots known for carrying green leaves as they march through tropical forests, are also talented farmers that cultivate gardens of fungi and bacteria. Ants eat fungi from the so-called ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Finding new forages for rangeland cattle

( -- Cattle that graze on rangelands in the western United States may soon have a new forage option, thanks to work by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist.

dateJan 25, 2012 in Ecology
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Improving crops from the roots up

Research involving scientists at The University of Nottingham has taken us a step closer to breeding hardier crops that can better adapt to different environmental conditions and fight off attack from parasites.

dateJan 24, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Soy is on top as a high-quality plant protein

The importance of protein in the human body is undeniable. However, the idea of what makes a protein a "quality protein" has not been as easy to determine. A new study from the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry takes ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Other
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